Wednesday, 19 June 2013

#366 - Mail Order Mayhem (Brides of Beckham Series)


Kindle Store > Books > Fiction > Historical > Romance
Indie Writer (Self-published)


When Maude is told she must marry a repulsive man, she instead responds to an Iowa farmer who is looking for a mail order bride. After sneaking out of town on a train, she goes to Iowa and marries. She quickly falls for the wonderful man she marries, but does he feel the same? And will she be able to escape her past?

Product Details:

I downloaded this as a free Kindle download in March, but at the time of writing this post it's listed at 77p.  Click HERE to get a copy.

Short Story really at 91 pages (338KB).

Forms part of the Brides of Beckham Series:

Book 1 - this one
Book 2 - Mail Order Mama
Book 3 - Mail Order Madness
Book 4 - Mail Order Mix Up
Book 5 - Mail Order Mistake
Book 6 - Mail Order Maternity

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Over in the blink of an eye, but it was actually quite a sweet little story.

I feel that at 91 pages, it's too short to be considered a novella, more like short story classification.

Maude certainly struck lucky, she could have got herself in to a horrid situation ... still, maybe desperation drives us to take chances, and hope should be the underlying message from this.

I enjoyed it enough to add the remainder of the series to my "Want to Read" list at Good Reads.


Overall, I was left with the feeling that this could have been given a little bit more flesh on its bones to make a novella rather than a short, or with more jeopardy, into a full length piece of work.  A 3.5 would be the appropriate rating. 

Errors/Bug Bears:

None really, apart from the odd mistake, but I'd left my note notebook downstairs, and it was over before I found the will to get up and collect it.



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